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Petty, James


James R. Petty died Monday, January 13, 2014. He was born in Clarksville, TX,  on August 29, 1931.

He was minister of the Altamesa Church of Christ from 1975 to 1985, where his memorial will be held. 

 He is survived by two loving children:   James R. Petty, II, who resides in Fort Worth; and his daughter Eve Petty McCain, who resides in Andover, MN; and his brother, Jerry Petty and family who reside in Irving, TX. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren:  Hailey McCain, Lucas McCain, Chloe McCain and Emmalee Petty. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, January 25th, at the Altamesa Church of Christ, 4600 Altamesa Boulevlard, Fort Worth, Texas.

Cary Branscum will conduct the service on behalf of the family.

Please send the family condolences.

    Jane Petty Jacobs
    13 Oct 2022

    Jimmy was my cousin and I always enjoyed being around him. He was very funny, caring and delivered the eulogy for both my parents. He was so eloquent and I will always treasure his kind, loving words. God Bless you, Jimmy. Prayers for the family. Jane Petty Jacobs

    Dale Clevenger
    13 Oct 2022

    I first met Jim in 1962 when I moved to Manhatten to live and work. I attended the Manhatten Church of Christ and was appointed Minister of Music soon after moving there. I lived on the 5th floor of the church building. Jim was the associate minister and he lived next door. We were best friends from then and for many years to come. Those days and years were some of the best and most memorable of my life. In later years when I moved to Chicago, my congregation engaged Jim to be our minister. We continued our friendship for several more years. We always called each other “BROTHER”. in the most endearing way possible. When he and his family moved to Texas, his home, I never saw him again. A sad admission. I cannot think of another human being whom I admired, respected and loved more. God bless and receive you, Jim,

    Janelle Petty Crenshaw
    13 Oct 2022

    Jimmy was my cousin, a brilliant and talented man, and one of the best story-tellers in a family of story-tellers. His hilarious tales are still passed around in our family gatherings. He officiated at my wedding, making the day even more special. Jimmy was truly an extraordinary man who is, I am sure, entertaining those who surround him even now. Happy trails, Jimmy.

    John Kaniecki
    13 Oct 2022

    I will remember Jim for all the good things about him.

    Phyllis Gail Horsley
    13 Oct 2022

    Jim Petty was a much loved Minister of the Gospel of Christ during the 11 and more years I knew him at the Manhattan Church of Christ in New York City. Jim was a very special person and friend to many. He will be missed, but gone to Glory.
    Phyllis Gail Horsley
    Staten Island, New York City.

    Former believer
    13 Oct 2022

    Jim was, indeed, a STORY teller.

    Douglas Curnutte
    13 Oct 2022

    Jim was warm, witty and scholarly. He had such a fun way about him, smiling a lot and making others smile. God bless James R. Petty! Douglas Curnutte

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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